granular snow accumulated on high mountains and subsequently compacted into glacial ice.
a field of such snow.
- Also called firn, old snow .
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How to use névé in a sentence
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In order to cut snow, neve or ice to pile on the flounce, a pick and spade had to be included in the sledging equip meet.
Those made of mountain-ash had the advantage of being extremely light, but the runners wore out quickly on ice and hard neve.
In the evening a field of neve was reached and we felt more placid after the anxiety of the preceding hours.
We stumbled over unseen ridges of the hard neve, our gaze straining forward.
At the top of one ridge the snow merged into neve split into small crevasses, nine inches wide and four or five yards apart.
British Dictionary definitions for névé
Also called: firn a mass of porous ice, formed from snow, that has not yet become frozen into glacier ice
a snowfield at the head of a glacier that becomes transformed into ice
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Scientific definitions for névé
The upper part of a glacier, consisting of hardened snow.
The granular snow typically found in such a field.
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